Autor: Danielle Pletka
A Pushover for Pyongyang
Here we get to the heart of the matter: Is an accord with Pyongyang that manages to make some undetermined progress on disarming North Korea and allows a marginal engagement with the regime worth the price? Doubtless among would-be nuclear weapons states such as Iran and Syria, the deal will be seen as a model.
ElBaradei's Real Agenda
On Friday, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei submitted a report on Iran's nuclear program to the IAEA's Board of Governors. It concluded that, barring 'one major remaining issue relevant to the nature of Iran's nuclear programme' -- including a mysterious 'green salt project' -- Iran's explanations of its suspicious nuclear activities 'are consistent with [the IAEA's] findings [or at least] not inconsistent.'
The tyranny doctrine
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced resumption of full U.S. diplomatic relations with Libya, citing Tripoli's renunciation of terrorism and intelligence cooperation. This ends a quarter-century diplomatic freeze. It also marks an effective end to the Bush doctrine.